Christmas is just a mere 46 days away and I have yet to start on my Christmas shopping. Every year, I tell myself I won’t be lazy and get the special people in my life actual gifts, instead of, you know… gift certificates. Not that there’s anything wrong with that but it’s just no fun!
This year, I plan to give the gift of The Little People. I would like to avoid big name brands as much as possible and source my gifts from small businesses (or, if I’m not lazy, make my own gifts!). I don’t need to name names but I think we can all agree that those big fancy brands are rich enough and can do without our money this holiday season! I sure hope you’re with me on this one.
With this, allow me to suggest a brand I am very fond of— Punchdrunk Panda! I wrote about them early this year when they released their last ladies’ skimmers collection. Recently, they launched a new collection of skimmers for both genders and camera straps (both for point and shoots and dSLRs).
The nomination period for The Multiply Origination Awards ends in eleven days. Multiply is an online shopping mecca but LBR, finding something original can be hard! Most merchants/sellers offer clothes and accessories from Bangkok or China or re-sell makeup that isn’t available in local stores. If you’re like Joyce who is having a hard time finding a merchant to nominate… well, let me help you!
Friends and I indulged Saturday night and had the best/worst dinner at Zensho Teppanyaki Restaurant and Sushi Bar at Tomas Morato. Best, because HELLO ALL THE JAPANESE FOOD YOU WANT; worst, because DEM CALORIES. I didn’t eat the entire day just for this!
I’m a little hooked.
I don’t even know why I’m making these, since collars aren’t particularly flattering on me (sucks to have a short neck and broad shoulders) but I figure they’d make nice gifts to friends. I just need to perfect it!
I am always on the lookout for new salons to try. While I have a short list of go-to places, I’m not particularly picky when it comes to who cuts/touches my hair. All I need are reasonable rates (PHP300-700 for a haircut), an accessible location (can take public transportation to get there), and good reviews online.